Season 29 Tier List: Solo Greater Rift Push Build Rankings
This page goes over the current state of each class in Season 25 in respect to their solo clearing capabilities and provides a full ranking of each build currently available on the site.
Top Solo Greater Rift Pushing Builds for each Class
Season 29 does not have a major set of class changes, but instead introduces a new paragon cap of 800. This cap will significantly influence how certain builds fare over time due to the loss of thousands of primary stats. This means primary stats will become significantly more valuable on gear than before, which impacts certain builds more than others.
In Season 28, Raekor was reworked and massively buffed to primarily benefit Boulder Toss. This along with several other Barbarian builds dominated the leaderboards that season, but that was also primarily due to the massive seasonal theme power that Barbs had access to. Boulder Toss still retains an incredible amount of power coming into this season, and should be the go-to Barbarian build for solo pushing.
Despite one of the new reworked sets this season, Crusaders can still expect the AoV Fist of the Heavens build to reign supreme. This is still close with several other builds, much more so than previously, but on the upper end should still be the go-to for high end pushing.
New in Season 28, Natalya's has been reworked to be build around Spike Traps. This is an extremely powerful, but complex build that requires a multiple-button setup, solid positioning, and practice to execute well. Demon Hunters overall are looking quite strong in the new season, so if you are looking for a challenge, definitely give the class a shot.
Monk is another class that is receiving very little in the way of changes for Season 29. We can expect the meta for monks to stay roughly the same, which means LoD Wave of Light will still be the go-to build for endgame pushing.
Necromancers are got several powerful new builds in season 29, including some massive buffs to the Death Nova builds. These absolutely dominated the leaderboards in Season 28, and we expect the Death Nova Necro to be one of the few builds capable of clearing a GR 150 solo this season.
Mundunugu is once again looking like the set of choice for Witch Doctors. Mundunugu is exceptional at dealing huge burst damage to small areas of targets, which is hard to pull off well. However, with good enough play you can produce massive explosions that will decimate huge groups of enemies, or bosses. The Arachyr Chicken Witch Doctor build also looks quite promising after some massive buffs and reworks this season, but
After some changes in Season 28, Meteor Wizards are looking to be extremely powerful once again. The ability to run both Meteor Shower and Star Pact as runes should make both Tal Rasha and LoD potent builds capable of clearing at the highest level. These were already capable of GR 150 solo in Season 28, and Wizards should once again be capable of the same feat. Meteor Wizards are possibly the single strongest build going into Season 29.
Full Build Tier List
The difference between the tiers below is roughly equal to 5 GR levels. Also remember that builds evolve and adapt, and the tier list below will almost certainly end up over or undervaluing some builds as they play out over the season. This list is by now means set in stone, and has plenty of room for change as we learn more about the new builds.
|Wizard||Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard|
|Necromancer||Trag'Oul Death Nova Necromancer|
For A-Tier and below, builds will no longer be placed in order. There are too many builds that are too close in power to have an accurate ranking between builds within the same tier.
|Barbarian||Boulder Toss Raekor Barbarian|
|Monk||LoD Wave of Light Monk|
|Necromancer||Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer|
|Witch Doctor||Arachyr Angry Chicken Witch Doctor|
|Crusader||Akkhan Condemn Crusader|
|Demon Hunter||Natalya Spike Trap Demon Hunter|
|Wizard||Typhon Hydra Wizard|
|Necromancer||Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer|
|Monk||Inna Mystic Ally Monk|
|Demon Hunter||Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter|
|Demon Hunter||GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter|
|Barbarian||LoN HotA Barbarian|
|Barbarian||Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian|
|Witch Doctor||Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor|
|Monk||Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk|
|Demon Hunter||Impale Demon Hunter|
|Necromancer||LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer|
|Necromancer||LoD Poison Scythe Necromancer|
|Crusader||Aegis of Valor Fist of the Heavens Crusader|
|Crusader||Thorns Invoker Crusader|
|Crusader||LoD Bombardment Crusader|
|Wizard||Tal Rasha Frozen Orb Wizard|
|Witch Doctor||Zombie Bear Witch Doctor|
|Crusader||Blessed Hammer Crusader|
|Crusader||Sweep Attack Crusader|
|Necromancer||Rathma Bone Spirit Necromancer|
|Necromancer||Inarius Generator Necromancer|
|Witch Doctor||Gargantuan Witch Doctor|
|Wizard||Lightning Archon Wizard|
- 14 Sep. 2023: Updated for Season 29.
- 06 Mar. 2023: Mid-season update for Season 28.
- 22 Feb. 2023: Updated for Season 28.
- 20 Aug. 2022: Updated for Season 27.
- 14 Apr. 2022: Updated for Season 26.
- 10 Dec. 2021: Updated for Season 25.
- 23 Jul. 2021: Updated for Season 24.
- 29 Mar. 2021: Updated for Season 23.
- 17 Nov. 2020: Updated for Season 22.
- 01 Jul. 2020: Slight adjustments to the tier list.
- 29 Jun. 2020: Updated for Season 21.
- 09 Mar. 2020: Updated for Season 20.
- 23 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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